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Eyes and Ears – April Edition

Welcome to this new edition of Eyes and Ears. Today we’ll start with two books – it’s been a long time I have not updated my reading list. Books This book has been written by Laurent Liscia, current executive director of the OASIS Consortium (yes, the consortium where ODF is …

I like Plasma 5

Yes, you read that well. I’m a hardcore Gnome user since… 2002 and I don’t really to switch to KDE/Plasma just yet. However, I just wanted to share some of my thoughts concerning Plasma, the new name of the KDE desktop. Plasma 5 is the brand new KDE desktop, coming …

ODF in the age of Big Data

On the 25th of March 2015, my son was born and to me it is by far the most important event of the day. Yet the same day the Document Freedom Day was gathering people across the world to celebrate open standards for documents and spread the word against vendor …

LibreOffice – the Cloud edition

The announcement that was made jointly a week ago by Collabora and IceWarp as well as the one on the same topic shared by the Document Foundation is deeply important, both for the LibreOffice project and digital freedom in general. The short story goes like this: Key developers of the …

Introducing a new fork

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Today, on the 25th of March 2015, my wife and I have the pleasure to introduce a most beautiful and the most amazing fork to date. And when it comes to forks, you can trust me. Introducing Vallerand James Gerhard Schulz, our newborn son. May you possess strength, wisdom and …

Eyes & Ears – March Edition

Welcome to this month’s edition of Eyes and Ears. This week we will be sticking to ambient tunes but we will also share the public preview of Chicane’s latest albums in order to raise our heartbeats and goosebumps just a tad. Without much further ado, here’s Chicane’s album preview: Now …

Life-support, Community and Thunderbird

This blog post will be somewhat peculiar. It could well be a rant, based on informations I perceive and a few facts as well; and it may ruffle some feathers too (standard terms apply; this post reflects my personal thoughts and not the ones of the Document Foundation, nor my …

Climbing the winding stairs of Emacs

My earlier reports about my interest and use of emacs had mostly focused on editing code or text, mostly CSS, html and org files. I had considered using emacs for email reading and processing, and I had backed away from it although I wanted to give myself the time to …

Badges for LibreOffice

The LibreOffice project relies almost entirely on volunteers to work, from running our infrastructure to developing our software suite. It is faire to say we take -or try to take – our community very seriously. If I needed any more proof of this, the first months as a member of …

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